"One of the four must-dive locations on this blue planet,” was how renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau described Belize. Considered one of Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secrets, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world, and boasts three of only four coral atolls in the Caribbean.
The premier diving and snorkeling center on Nassau is located in a quiet seaside village used in the 1996 feature film Flipper. Today, the set is a state-of-the-art dive center offering guests a variety of activities that explore southwest Nassau’s spectacular walls, reefs, wrecks and movie sites.
Planning a luxury dive charter? If so, make your next charter a 5-star experience! With so many dive trip and accommodation options to choose from, it makes sense to offer something unique. The Arenui Boutique Liveaboard offers incredible diving in arguably the world’s best dive location and a truly boutique setting to call home for the trip’s duration.
Four Seasons Explorer – a floating PADI 5-Star Dive Centre – combines serious diving with serious luxury. The Maldives’ fastest cruising live-aboard, the 39-metre, three-deck catamaran provides effortless access to the country’s most sought-after hotspots.
The Ocean Hunter vessels are Palau’s most luxurious live-aboard fleet. Ocean Hunter III carries up to 19 divers in eight air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms and has the best ratio of boat space per diver.
Since 1969, Mike Ball has set the gold standard in the live-aboard Australian dive industry with exceptional trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Mike Ball offers three-, four- and seven-night expeditions including custom trips such as nautilus and shark research and minke whale encounters.
Victoria House is located on the island of Ambergris Caye about two miles south of charming San Pedro Town. The hotel has 42 rooms and offers guests a variety of accommodations, including thatch-roofed casitas, beachfront and poolside villas and spacious suites, all in a tranquil colonial setting.
El Secreto is an intimate, 13-villa resort promising a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience on Belize’s San Pedro Island. Tucked away in a private beachfront enclave on Ambergris Caye, 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Belize, El Secreto is an exotic escape within a secluded oasis surrounded by the lush and natural beauty of its island setting.
The first thing you’ll notice here is the coral — an explosion of color as vivid as the splatters on a paintball bunker. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, spanning from the Yucatan Peninsula to Honduras, swings 25 miles offshore in some places. This buffer largely insulates the structure from the stresses of land, preserving these eye-popping species.
The residents of Utila and the staff of Laguna Beach Resort, an exclusive diving, fishing and beach getaway, would love to welcome you to the smallest and most unspoiled of the Bay Islands of Honduras.